Twitter touts top trends of 2009

From CNET Iran's elections topped Twitter's list of most popular topics of 2009, according to the microblogging site.

Nvidia Promises Tegra 2-Based Netbooks, Smartbooks, Smartphones in 2010

From X-bit Labs: vidia Corp.’s Tegra family of system-on-chip (SoC) devices gas not been exactly successful: shipments of actual devices were postponed and the number of design wins is hardly impressive. Nevertheless, Nvidia pins a lot of hopes on the second-generation Tegra SoC that is due to be announced early in January. According to the chip designer, Tegra 2-based devices will emerge already in 2010.

AMD to Launch 12-Core Server Microprocessors in March – Sources

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices will launch its twelve-core AMD Opteron “Magny-Cours” central processing units (CPUs) for high-end servers in March, 2010, sources close to the company revealed. AMD plans to unveil a broad family of twelve- and eight-core chips for multi-processor machines with different performance and thermal design power points.

Mozilla patches 10 security bugs in Firefox browser

From InfoWorld: Mozilla yesterday patched 10 bugs in Firefox, half of them critical, in the browser's rendering and JavaScript engines, media and video libraries, and other components.

Bing and Google Both Growing, at Yahoo's Expense

From PC World: Even with the threat of Microsoft's Bing, Google continues to take a greater share of the search engine market. But Bing is growing, too; it's Yahoo that is losing ground.

HP swooping in on Sun customers

From CNET Hewlett-Packard has certainly benefited from the uncertainty over Sun Microsystems' future, and now it's lined up a few partners to help win over more Sun customers.

In light of Oracle's failure thus far to seal its takeover of Sun, HP announced on Tuesday that it has teamed up with Microsoft, Novell, and Red Hat to offer further incentives to Sun customers.

Apple wins permanent injunction against Psystar

From CNET After 17 months of litigation, the hammer has finally fallen on Psystar.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday granted Apple's request for permanent injunction against the Mac clone maker. This bars Psystar from peddling PCs with the Mac OS X operating system preinstalled, from circumventing the technological measures Apple uses to prevent unauthorized copying of Mac OS X, and from assisting others in doing so.

Browser Charges Against Microsoft Dropped in EU

From DailyTech: The European Union has now dropped the antitrust charges against Microsoft. The EU has agreed to accept the amended offer from Microsoft that will hit Windows users with a ballot box allowing them to choose their browser.

U.S. FTC Slams Intel With Blockbuster Antitrust Suit

AT&T Offers New Position on Net Neutrality

From PC World: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should back away from creating strict nondiscrimination rules requiring broadband service providers to carry all Internet content and applications, because such net neutrality rules could hurt investment in networks, AT&T told the FCC Tuesday.


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